Monday, September 15, 2014

"A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas" by Erica Vetsch

About this book:

  “It’s a Less Than Picture-Perfect Romance
  Adeline Reid, once the sweetheart of a notorious train robber, is determined to keep her shady past a secret and her heart protected. Her newfound focus on her work has gained her two things—a successful portrait studio in Dodge City, Kansas, and a life free of romance.
  Unfortunately, Addie’s inquisitiveness brings trouble back into her life when she unwittingly holds a clue that can expose a killer’s identity.
  Will she find herself looking down the end of a gun barrel, or will a handsome deputy nab the murderer before the shooting starts.
  Having risen above his dirt-poor childhood, Miles Carr is living the dream of his life—working as a deputy to his hero, Bat Masterson. But when the investigation of a shopkeeper’s murder leads him to the aloof Adeline Reid’s portrait studio, his focus becomes skewed. Can Miles keep his mind on the case with a pretty photographer in his sights?
   Will Addie and Miles discover there can be no secrets between them when love, lives and laws are on the line?”

Series: Part of the “Brides & Wedding” series. {They don’t have to be read in order, all should end with a City, State in the title.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Miles has a newfound Faith & wonders if he can be a lawman and a believer; Not much is said about Addie’s Faith, but she prays.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘hush up’, a “confound it!”, six ‘stupid’s; Mentions of drinking, saloons, drunks and almost drunks; Mentions of killing, blood, murder, hanging and suicide (all barely above not-detailed); Shooting, guns, Murder and Blood (all semi).   

Sexual Content- Not-detailed kisses, Two semi-detailed kisses & a detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss; A couple of touches that cause warmth; a ‘hussy’; Flirting; Mentions of women of ill repute & brothels; Addie has to say “I have a right to walk to my own home unmolested by drunk cowboys.”; *Spoiler* Vin tries to attack Fran (to get back at Jonas) and almost successes, but Jonas saves her before anything happens. *End of Spoiler*; Love, falling in love, and the emotions.

-Adeline “Addie” Reid
-Miles Carr
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Fran Seaton & Jones Spooner
                                              Set in 1878
                                                        316 pages

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My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

{Because of Vin, I had to lower my ratings a bit}
Man, I wish I could give this book a higher rating! In the beginning, I did some un-ladylike snorts from laughing so hard! {Did I just admit that?!} There were some really cute and funny parts in “A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas”. As a photographer, I really enjoyed learning more about Addie’s photography equipment and what it all took to get one picture! (We have it so easy now!) Like I said a few lines up, I had to lower all ratings because of Vin, though.  

See y'all on Wednesday!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

1 comment:

  1. I bought this book a while back! Glad you gave it a good rating!